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About Columbia Southern University

Columbia Southern University is a Private, 4 years college located in Orange Beach, Alabama.
It has a total enrollment of 18,533 including undergraduate and graduate students and student to faculty ratio is 39 to 1. It is a Master's College and University (larger programs) school by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship.
Columbia Southern University is accredited by Distance Education Accrediting Commission.
Address21982 University Lane, Orange Beach, AL 36561-9000
Net Price
School TypePrivate, 4 years
Carnegie CategoryMaster's College and University (larger programs)
Highest Degree OfferedDoctor's degree - research/scholarship

Admission Information

Columbia Southern University has an open admission policy (any students can attend with high school diploma or a certificate of attendance or General Educational Development (GED) certificate). Contact the school to get more information.
Open Admission Policy

Tuition & Fees

The tuition & fees at Columbia Southern University, for academic year 2019-2020 is $5,775 for undergraduate students.. For graduate programs, the 2020 tuition & fees are $4,035.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$5,775
Graduate Tuition & Fees$4,035

Student Population

At Columbia Southern University, total 18,533 are attending classes. Among them, 18,533 students have enrolled online exclusively to earn their degrees. Columbia Southern has 13,254 students and the graduate school has 5,279 students. You can check student population by gender, age, race/ethnicity, attending status, and online learning.
Total Students18,533
Undergraduate Students13,254
Graduate Students5,279
Online Enrollment18,533

Offered Degrees and Programs

Number of programs50 Programs
Number of online programs50 Programs
Offered Degrees/Programs1 Year Certificate
Post-Bachelor Certificate
Doctorate (Research)

On-campus Services

Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students

Learning opportunities

Distance Learning (online classes)
Study Abroad
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification